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Police: Drunk driver strikes deputy after concert at Riverbend

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Police have identified the suspect and the deputy he struck after a concert Thursday night at Riverbend.

Deputy Matthew Sturgill, 25, is a corrections officer who was working off-duty detail directing traffic after the Brad Paisley concert at Riverbend on Thursday night.

Deputy Sturgill was standing in the eastbound (right) curb lane of Kellogg Avenue when he was struck by a Jeep Wrangler driven by Robert Helton, 22, of Cincinnati just after 11 p.m.

Further investigation reveals that Helton was fleeing from a separate crash that had occurred just west of the traffic post. After being involved in the first crash, the Jeep continued eastbound on Kellogg in the left lane.  The Jeep then cut over into the curb lane where the Deputy was working.

Helton did not stop after striking Sturgill; however, Patrol Officer Kirk Caruso spotted the suspect vehicle just after the officer was struck, initiated a traffic stop, and arrested Helton.

Deputy Sturgill was transported by the Anderson Township Fire Department to University Hospital where he was treated and released.  The Deputy was struck in the upper arm by the passenger side mirror of the vehicle; the Deputy then stumbled backwards to a grassy area off the roadway where he went down to his hands and knees.

Helton was arrested for Assured Clear Distance, Marked Lanes Violation,Reckless Operation, Leaving the Scene of an Auto Accident and OVI. 

Police say Helton's blood alcohol concentration was .221, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08.

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